Quota pre­pares for an­nual Derby Day event

Dorchester Star - - Regional -

CAM­BRIDGE — Quota In­ter­na­tional of Cam­bridge will host its Derby Day Din­ner Gala on May 7, at The Dorch­ester Cen­ter for the Arts, be­gin­ning at 5:30 p.m. with a cash bar. At 6:30 p.m. there will be a tele­vised “Run for the Roses” to cheer on a fa­vorite horse.

Women are en­cour­aged to wear their hats and men to show their best race tie for tra­di­tional derby at­tire. A hat and gen­tle­men’s tie con­test will pre­cede a Derby Day buf­fet catered by Old Salty’s Restau­rant. Mike Elzey will be per­form­ing live mu­sic.

Dur­ing the evening, there will be silent and live auc­tions. Live auc­time items in­clude a week-long va­ca­tion at the His­toric Powhatan Re­sort in Wil­liams­burg, Va.; din­ner for eight peo­ple at Old Salty’s; shoot­ing lessons from Del­marva Sport­ing Clays; a Quota Club Cocktail Party for 20 friends at your home led by Quota mem­bers; and two orig­i­nal paint­ings, one by Colleen Cur­ran-Bromwell and one by Bebe Win­ter­bot­tom.

Raf­fle tick­ets for a mul­ti­strand pearl neck­lace and ear­rings to match, hand crafted by Dorch­ester Coun- ty Jeweler Lynn Stavdal, will be on sale in April by all Quota mem­bers and dur­ing the event.

All prof­its from the auc­tions are used through­out the com­mu­nity to help the hear­ing im­paired and to as­sist fam­i­lies in need. Over the past year, Quota has pur­chased more than $10,000 in hear­ing aids for com­mu­nity res­i­dents.

Quota also funded projects to­tal­ing $3,000 for the dis­ad­van­taged women and chil­dren of the com­mu­nity that in­cluded the Sal­va­tion Army and the Mid-Shore Coun­cil for Fam­ily Vi­o­lence, part­nered with Grace United Methodist Church in fill­ing back­packs for at-risk chil­dren with food sup­plies for week­ends, and do­nated school sup­plies to Sandy Hill and Chop­tank el­e­men­tary schools. The club con­tin­ues to fo­cus on an af­ter-school pro­gram at the Em­pow­er­ment Cen­ter lo­cated on Pine Street, among other ef­forts.

Quota In­ter­na­tional of Cam­bridge was char­tered in 1968 with a mis­sion to help the hear­ing and speech im­paired and dis­ad­van­taged women and chil­dren. The club will cel­e­brate its 48th an­niver­sary in Oc­to­ber.

Gala tick­ets are $65 per per­son, and can be pur­chased by con­tact­ing Pat Jones at 410-310-2219 or pa­jones34@gmail.com. Checks, in­clud­ing ad­dress, should be sent to to P.O. Box 1236, Cam­bridge, MD 21613.

CON­TRIB­UTED PHOTO

Pictured are mem­bers of the Quota Derby Day 2016 com­mit­tee. In the back row, from left, are Court­ney Twil­ley, Amy Craig, Lori Anders and Betsy Parks. In the front row, from left, are Felice Joseph, Jean­nie Simmons, Leah Dukes, Doris Lewis and Ash­ley Nehring.

CON­TRIB­UTED PHOTO

The wa­ter­color paint­ing was made by Quota In­ter­na­tional mem­ber Colleen Cur­ranBromwell and is avail­able to pur­chase at Derby Day. This is just one of the many items avail­able for silent auc­tion and live auc­tion for Quota In­ter­na­tional of Cam­bridge’s Derby Day Fundraiser. There also is a raf­fle that evening of a beau­ti­ful neck­lace de­signed by Lynn Stavdal.

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